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Report – Diminished Crowds Could Return For Start Of Next Season



The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle fans may soon get to cheer on the Magpies at St James Park once again. Though it will not be 52,000 strong. According to the report, the whole of next season could be played with a reduced number of fans in the stands.

This claim has both an upside as well as a downside. We fully expected next season to start with the matches behind closed doors. So if when September 12th rolls around, stadiums can house fans at a diminished capacity, that would be better than initially anticipated.


However, the problem is just when are things going to return to normal. The Mirror says it could be some time before restrictions on attendance at sporting events are lifted. The Mirror cites comments from James Calder, who has been working with the government and health officials.

Calder told the BBC that he doesn’t foresee a return to full stadiums until a vaccine is not only developed but widely dispersed amongst the public.

A cricket friendly between Surrey and Middlesex was played before a thousand fans last Sunday. There will also be a limited amount of fans allowed at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield beginning on Friday.

However, those events have a much more subdued crowd without the chanting and cheering that takes place at football matches. Calder says the spread of the virus through droplets will be a concern at football matches so socially distanced fans could be the norm for the foreseeable future.

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207 comments so far

  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #81

    Swanny

    As long as there’s still Ashley propaganda trying to whitewash the shortcomings at our club, I’ll happily spend my time bringing some reality to the situation.

    Those who want to spend their lives at the positivity bus stop waiting for a takeover that never arrives are more than welcome to do so.

    Those of us who are sceptical should also be free to share our views.

    Interact with who you want, please just don’t become another poster who spends their days repeatedly posting nonsense about me.

    Peace.

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  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #82

    Getting sick of the bulls1t now
    Constant excuses
    Over and over again

    We are being held hostage

    9
  • ctommo

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #83

    Mund, I’ve heard there’ll be plenty of loose women on the back end of the Captains positivity bus 🙂

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  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #84

    Kev I won’t stop till you’ve admitted what you are. You are not a fan.

    ANYONE WHO DOESNT BELIEVE THIS LOOK AT WHAT HE POSTED LAST NIGHT BASICALLY LAUGHING AT US AFTER LAST NIGHTS REPEORTS.

    He is a complete WUM and duping you all

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #85

    Touts?
    I assume you mean post takeover cos they won’t be selling many to watch Bruce’s shambles! Lol

    3
  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #86

    think all the loose women are working off shore 😀

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #87

    ctommo

    I don’t think it’s any more or less likely than any other explanation as to what’s going on.

    There are dozens of unanswered questions at this point.

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #88

    ctommo

    Don’t be telling the wife tho 😉

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #89

    Tom haha get on mate

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  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #90

    “Kevin Vegan
    Why would Ashley push on and make money available for new signings and contracts, but not do the accounts?”

    He has done the accounts for everything BUT St James Holdings the actual owner of NUFC
    (can you work it out now ?)

    The KGB became
    FSB (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) and is still
    formidable , and Putin is the last head of the KGB.

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  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #91

    In*

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  • ctommo

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #92

    Wasnt the question

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #93

    Mund

    I was devastated for any genuine fans that realised last night that it was looking bad.

    I was, however, definitely laughing at the PR still trying desperately to put a positive spin on it.

    3
  • scott

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #94

    Kevin vegan

    So if this is a pr fakeover what do you make of Nigel Huddleston,minister of sports interview today on the government not getting involved in the process,or do you think he is in on the scam?

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #95

    Jib

    Maybe you should draw him a picture

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  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #96

    This decision taking off the FA is getting to us all , we are all looking for positives apart from one person , the FA want/need to grow a pair and except that the Saudi’s are serious about taking us over and press the green button for go .

    #getitdone#

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #97

    Jib

    I can work out that it’s about as relevant as whether or not you can see the advertising signs on the CCTV at SJP.

    And the KGB didn’t “become” the FSB at all. The KGB – along with the entirety of the Soviet government structure – was scrapped, and the FSB – along with the new government – was formed.

    2
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #98

    Tom, it’s a cracker mate.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #99

    Like the new blog word…..cabbage lickers …pmsl

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #100

    Scott

    I’m sure they aren’t getting involved in anything. That doesn’t prove anything is happening.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #101

    so Ashley has spent millions to wind us all up , hadaway and shite …

    #FAgrowapair#

    5
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #102

    Vegan
    Abramovich doesn’t even have a visa to live in UK, they revoked it. He resides here on an Israeli visa! So much for fit and proper owners. The PL won’t be allowed to stop this takeover; at the end of the day they will fold; money talks, ask the Qataris!

    4
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #103

    Ctommo

    Was that aimed at me?

    You asked: “Do you seriously think this is a PR campaign and the whole sale talk is fiction?”

    I responded that I don’t think it’s any more or less likely than anything else we’ve heard.

    Seems like a fair answer to the question.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #104

    mund before i go shopping with the boss …

    i’m good cheers , wor lass had a bad night last night , then this morning she got a letter off the hospital she’s got to go for another infusion , you’ll know all about that with your wifes illness . hate it i cant go with her …

    3
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #105

    Veg it’s what you got your so-called masters degree for, it’s called Doublespeak.

    3
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #106

    Another day with all of you falling into the trap. This blog is getting worse by the day.
    IGNORE THE WUM!!

    9
  • scott

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #107

    Kevin Vegan

    If it doesn’t prove anything what does he say he is keeping an eye on?

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #108

    Moonraker

    It was later reported that Abramovic withdrew his visa, rather than being turned down as earlier reports suggested.

    He’d already been Chelsea owner for 15 years at this point.

    This in no way compares to our current situation.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44332603

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  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #109

    Vegan

    Devastated don’t make me laugh. It was a total sarcastic post making fun of all us positions I’ve lot.

    Why don’t you just leave nearly everyone has worked you out now so just go.

    This is for genuine fans not pretend ones

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #110

    Scott

    Probably the rumours mate. As minister for sport I’m sure he’s heard the same things we have.

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  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #111

    Tom

    Nightmare mate I hope she’s ok mate. Horrible that you can’t go in isn’t it. My wife has anxiety and hates going in places on her own.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #112

    “Kevin Vegan
    And the KGB didn’t “become” the FSB at all”

    FSB headquarters are in Lubyanka Square, Moscow’s centre, in the main building of the former KGB and employs about 66,200 uniformed staff, including about 4,000 special forces troops. It also employs Border Service personnel of about 160,000–200,000 border guards.
    of course none of these were ever in the KGB

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  • Insh'Allah

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #113

    More doom and gloom for The Northern Echo https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/18611717.premier-leagues-unanswered-questions-scupper-staveleys-bid-newcastle/

    Dunno Scott Wilson’s history, most of it is repeated, however the summary could well be the outcome that we don’t want:-

    “Bruce has to plan as if nothing is going to change; increasingly, that looks like being the likeliest outcome all round.”

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  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #114

    Go away Kev only genuine fans wanted here

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  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #115

    gonna take her out to cheer her up buy her the new trainers she’s after Skechers there only £80 gulp ,

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  • ctommo

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #116

    Kevin, Yes it was aimed at you.

    Just a direct answer would’ve been good rather than skirting round the issue.

    I actually wish i hadn’t said anything, i was doing so well avoiding commenting on what you write on here to wind people up.

    Happy to leave this here now, or let it go, or whatever

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  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #117

    mund …

    best thing mate she never complains just gets on with must be a women thing …

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  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #118

    with it *

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  • Mund

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #119

    Tom

    Good lad mate cheer her up ya know the craic happy wife happy life 😉

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #120

    i’m confident and i’m staying confident about the takeover happening at our club…

    keep the faith …

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